Bob Lord's Home Page


About This Site

Welcome to my online crypto museum! Here you will find some information about a number of old encryption items, including manuals, posters, and machines (including an Enigma machine). I hope you enjoy your visit. Please don't hesitate to contact me by clicking the "contact" link on the navigation bar to the left. I would enjoy hearing from you!!

I try to put as many original source materials online as I can. I have posted some manuals here, some of my favorite propaganda, magazine articles, and even a training video for the M-209 encryption machine.

As I tried to learn more about these crypto machines on the web, I found that there were very few hi-resolution images for me to study. Part of my goal for this site is to provide such images. As a result, this site can be very bandwidth heavy.

Also, if you have ideas for the site, or if you'd like me to post photographs of a specific item, please feel free to contact me.

Note about linking to my site: I would be honored to have you link to my site, but please be aware that I continue to make changes to the structure of the site. The image or page you see here today may not be there tomorrow. I would encourage you to link to my top level page ( to be safe.


If you have any of the items below for sale, please contact me.
  1. An original Enigma external rotor case. Here are some examples:
  2. Original Enigma light bulbs. They are shorter than normal light bulbs. See my Enigma lamps page for more information.
  3. Cryptologia Volume 14, Number 2, April, 1990 which has a reference to the HC-9 cipher machine.
  4. Military Cryptanalytics by Friedman & Callimahos. This is a multi-volume set published for internal training at the NSA in the mid-1960s.
  5. FM 11-35: Signal Corps Field Manual. Signal Corps Intelligence, dated September 2, 1942.
  6. FM 34-40-2 Basic Cryptanalysis: This field manual is intended as a training text in basic cryptanalytics and as a reference for military cryptanalysts.

Browser Support

I make an effort to make sure these pages work on Microsoft's IE browser and Apple's Safari browser. Having said that my primary browser is Mozilla's Firefox on Windows, my Macintosh, and my Red Hat Linux machine. Firefox is fast, small, feature rich, and perhaps most importantly, it's more secure than IE.

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